Okay, who else is already sick of this stupid global virus? I never knew we’d have to go through a mini-apocalypse! While my introvert side is super happy to only have myself for company and get myself to do all the little things I enjoy at home, my anxiety is hating this self-isolation.
The idea of being stuck indoors more often than not is driving me potty! I have been letting myself for walks but just not being in contact with others. We’re obviously not sure how long the world have to be like this but, since I’m wanting to keep my elderly neighbours and myself safe, I’m doing a couple of TBRs! One is for the self-isolation and the other is the Magical Readathon (post coming tomorrow!).
I have a small pile of books that I’ve had put to the side from the library and off my own shelves just in case. There is no better way to escape from the uncertainity of the real world than through books! You can let your mind disappear for a while and go on adventures with characters.
Just like when you were a kid!
If you’re stuck in your own personal isolation too and love reading, share with me some books that you’re planning on reading! We might not be able to see each other but we can still gush over books like always!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I remember hearing about this series from a Booktuber called Hailey in Bookland!
What really caught my attention was the tag-line on the front of the book: ‘If you kiss your true love, he will die’. It just seems a completely different plot to what I’ve read before and seems like a mix of fantasy/thriller! I have 0 clue since I’ve kept myself in the dark! I’ll let you know how it goes!
The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
You can tell that I’m ready for Disney+ next Tuesday since I’m listening to soundtracks and also reading up on Loki! I’m just ready for the show to come in the future so I can swoon over Tom Hiddleston’s acting! He’s just an amazing actor, okay?!
My library didn’t have the first book ‘The Gospel of Loki‘ and not sure when I’ll be getting it. I still wanted to read this even if it was the second book! Hopefully I’ll still understand what is going on! Haha!
The Unpredictability Of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen
I’ve really being enjoying books with characters who are different. I mean…every character is different to a certain degree but I love the ones I can relate to. I hadn’t heard of Linni before but the bottom of her synopsis for this book really spoke to me:
‘It’s tough fitting in when you’re different. But what if it’s the world that’s weird, not you?’
I’ve had to rewire my thinking a little over the year to understand that it’s okay to be different. It’s not the easier path by a long run but everyone is a little weird. If people don’t get you, fair enough. Their loss.
The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G Leonard & Sam Sedgman
I’m going to applaud my local Waterstones on amazing marketing for this book’s release!
They had a massive window display with this, stickers and cards in the shape of a train ticket! I love it when brands can be super creative with their marketing! I may be grown-up but my brain loves these things just as much as kids! I’m 30+ going 8!
Harry Potter has definitely instilled in me that any book with a train has got to be amazing! I’ve ridden on a couple of steam trains in the past and they’re amazing! You can’t go wrong with a mystery like this! The plot has everything you need: drama, jewel going missing, new friends and adventure!
Perfect! Can’t wait to get into this!!
How are you coping if you’re in self-isolation?